Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Grilled Cheese creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their Grilled Cheese creations on their menu now thru March 19, 2017.

See the challenge page here

Here are the creations in this challenge:

La Grotta Del Formaggio
The Eye of the Tiger Grrrrilled Cheese
Price: $7.95
Created by: Sandra Raines

Description: Canadian Cheddar, Parmigiano Grana Padano, Blue Cheese sauce, Balsamic roasted Gala Apples, sweet caramelised onions, and toasted chopped walnuts between two slices of Country Marbled Rye, grilled with garlic butter.

Offered: during business hours at both La Grotta Del Formaggio and The Drive Coffee Bar (until sold out of daily batches).

La Grotta Del Formaggio
1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 255-3911
Twitter: @LaGrottaDelForm
Instagram: @lagrottadelform

Same creation is also available at:

The Drive Coffee Bar
1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Twitter: @TheDriveCoffee
Instagram: @thedrivecoffeebar
Offered: Every day after 9AM,


Grilled Cheese ChallengeCheeses Crust Food Truck
Price: $15
Created by Cheeses Crust (aka Larry Jordan)

Description: Grilled Cheeses Crust Sandwich, triple layered with Canadian AAA Steak, Bacon, 3 Cheese blend of cheddar, jack and mozzarella, grilled onions and sweet red peppers melted deliciously with diced jalapenos on sour dough bread.

Offered all the time. Lunch time and festival favourite.

We are at Broadway Tech Centre on Renfrew on Friday and Kit and Ace on Tuesday and will be at Celtic Festival on Robson for St. Pattys day weekend.

Cheeses Crust Food Truck
check for daily locations 
Tel: n/a
Twitter: @_cheesescrust
Instagram: n/a

West Village Cafe
The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Price: $7.99
Created by: Paul Bhangoo and Tim Cuff

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Melted Cheddar & Swiss Cheese, Sweet Garlic, Fresh Basil & Black Pepper on Grilled Sour Dough

Offered: Daily, all the time.

West Village Cafe
#160 – 5620 152nd Street, Surrey
Twitter: n/a
Tel: (604) 372-2083
Instagram: @west_village_cafe_


Dunn’s Famous
All Beef Hot Dog Grilled Cheese
Price- $10
Created by: Yonathan Delgado
Description: White bread, 1/4 lb sliced hot dog, caramelize onions and cheddar cheese.
Offered: All day, everyday

Dunns Famous
827 Seymour Street,Vancouver
Tel: 604-682-8938
Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC

Melt City Grilled Cheese
so Gouda
Price: $8

Description: The “so Gouda” combines caramelized apples, smoked bacon and melted Gouda. Yum. Served on fresh sourdough and topped with our Brinjal pickle spread.

Created by: Chefs : Yasmin Ghaffari and Elizabeth Carr
Offered: all the time before March 4.

Melt City Grilled Cheese
Check for daily locations 
Tel: n/a
Twitter: @MeltCitygc
Instagram: @meltcity

Voting: The public is invited to order these Grilled Cheese creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites through March 19, 2017.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Grilled Cheese creation.

Media judges for this challenge are:

Jay Minter
Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.
Twitter: @jminter

Ed Lau
Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats and Vancity Buzz.
Twitter: @edlau

Hanson Do
Blogger at Nosh and Nibble
Twitter: @hansondee

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Grilled Cheese creations on March 19, 2017.

About Vancouver Foodster

Vancouver Foodster is is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. Launched in 2009 by Richard Wolak, the blog explores the local food scene through reviews, tastings, interviews, and more. features new stories daily, as well as restaurant reviews, and articles. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants, chefs and bartenders throughout the year!  As well. we present a series of tasting tours in neighbourhoods throughout the city of which include Tasting PlatesNoodle ManiaFood TalksBrunch Crawls and others. All are a division of CMI Chat Media Inc.

Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
Mobile: 604-218-2153 (text or call)
Twitter/Instagram: @VanFoodster



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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